Our first full day in
It was very beautiful and they do things a lot like we do at NewSpring (7800). The service itself was wonderful. The speaker was very good. The Pastor Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life) was out of town so we did not get to hear him preach. We enjoyed the visit very much, but without bragging (too much) I have to say. Out sound system is worlds better, our production and technical values are ever bit their equal and we operate with a 99% volunteer staff. (I am on the production team) But where we really have it is in our good old southern hospitality. People there were nice but not overly so. At NewSpring you can hardly get you feet out of your car before 25 people welcome you and just say hi. I am so proud of that when I bring a first timer. It’s a southern thing I think.
Saddleback has an amazing ministry going on and people are seeing lives changed. And they do so many things we can learn from. I read their blogs and sermon notes and enjoy them daily.